Jose Canseco, the famous Baseball player, who tried his fortune in fields of acting, writing as well as Martial Arts, has a current net worth of about 45 million USD. The 51 year old player, who is remembered majorly for his out fielding and hitting as a baseball player, has seen many ups and downs throughout his career and placed way too below in the list of celebrities with considerable net worth.
Jose Canseco Net Worth - $45 Million
Birth Name - José Canseco Capas, Jr.
Date of birth - July 2, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Havana, Cuba
Nationality - Spanish Cuban
Height - 6' 4"
Profession - Baseball Player;
Born on July 2, the 6 feet 3 inch American tall player made a mark in the game. He is identified with several nick names by his colleagues, fans and fellows. Josa has been his most popular nickname.
The much-celebrated player has courted several controversies during his career. He conceded to have been resorting performance-enhancing drug, which turned out to be a major spoilt sport in growth and trajectory.
In 2005, he wrote a book titled “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big”, wherein he went on to state that a majority of the baseball players had been into the drugs for improving on-field performance.
He then took retirement from the game and tried his hands on boxing and mixed martial arts. He was born in Cuba and his family relocated from the place when Jose was still too young.
Jose started his career as a baseball player and played his major league on September 2, 1985. His entire career as a baseball player lasted for 16 years and he played his last game on October 6, 2001.
The rise to fame
Jose has been All Star as many as 6 times. Twice he became AL home run champion and won the Silver Slugger award four times. He was also World Series champion twice.
He earned $45 million in salary during his playing career. He received a maximum salary of $5.8 million from the Boston Red Sox in 1995.
After taking retirement from the game, Canseco has made appearance on a host of television and radio shows. He has been a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice. He also participated in Season 5 of The Surreal Life. He later made appearance in several celebrity boxing and martial arts shows.
In 1982, Jose was selected as the 15th overall champion by the Oakland Athletics. Much before being identified among the players in bigger leagues, Jose had an experience of playing in the minor league with the teams including and Idaho Falls A’s, Modesto A’s, Madison Muskies.
In 1985, Jose started playing from the end of the Huntsville Stars. It was during that period when he was given the nickname ‘Parkway Jose’.
He bagged the first award of his life during the same year. He was bestowed with the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year award in 1989. The award opened several other gateways for him. He was immediately picked up by the Oakland Athletics.
This period saw Jose touching the sky and making the most of his playing skills. He made his maximum earnings during this period and earned this huge net worth.
He married two women. He first married Esther Haddad. However, he got divorced in 1992. He then got married to Jessica Sekely. However, his marital ties again ended in 2000. Jose had a daughter with his first wife. They named her as Josie. Jessica made an appearance in the reality television show - Hollywood Exes.
Ever since he openly admitted his addiction to the performance-enhancing drug, he invited a host of controversies for himself. He gradually got estranged from the sports fraternity. That brought an end to his sports career.
He made a lot of money but ended up spend his money fast. He was candid enough to state that he was not a millionaire, few years ago, when he lost his money in lavish expenses.
He was arrested and jailed for minor offenses. On February 10, 1989, he was booked on charges of careless driving. He got away after paying $500 in fine. He was also arrested in the same year for “illegal” possession of a pistol. He was later released on bail.
He has also been accused of being involved into domestic violence. His first wife Jessica had lodged a complaint against him which led to his arrest in 1997.
He had tested positive for steroids and arrested in 2003.